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FIFA ethics court asks for Blatter, Platini sanctions

FIFA ethics court asks for sanctions against Blatter, Platini after finishing investigation

FIFA ethics court asks for Blatter, Platini sanctions

ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA's ethics committee says it asked for sanctions against Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini after finishing investigations into alleged financial wrongdoing.

FIFA President Blatter and UEFA President Platini now face bans of several years at full hearings before FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert, likely in December.

The ethics court investigation chamber will not reveal what sanctions it requested due to "privacy rights and the presumption of innocence."

The case centers on a $2 million payment of FIFA money Blatter approved for Platini in 2011 as backdated salary.

Both men deny wrongdoing, though they acknowledge there was no written contract.

Blatter and Platini are currently suspended by the ethics committee pending the full verdicts.

Both are challenging their interim 90-day bans at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Updated : 2021-09-23 04:45 GMT+08:00